Blotter, Jan. 15, 2014

Microsoft scam reported

The Montrose Police Department is warning the public about a scam that involves fraudulent calls from a company that identifies itself as Microsoft Windows 24/7 support.

The calls involve a person claiming there is a virus on the victim’s computer and that it will cost between $80 and $200 to repair the computer. The calls come from 855-677-5556. Microsoft’s actual number is 425-882-8080 and the name “Microsoft” should appear on a caller ID window if the actual company is calling, according to police.

Tire flattened in lot


James Michael Connor, 48, was issued a summons on suspicion of tampering with a motor vehicle after he admitted to letting air out of a tire Dec. 2 at Albertsons, 1830 N. 12th St., according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The owner of the vehicle told police he parked in front of Albertsons the evening of Dec. 2 and ran inside the store to “get some items quickly,” according to the summons. The man said Connor told him on his way into the store the man could not park there. When the man returned from the store, he saw Connor kneeling next to the front driver’s side tire, which was flat, according to the summons.

Officers believe Connor flattened the tire using his key to press against an inflation tube. When contacted in the 1200 block of Elm Avenue by police after the incident, Connor said he was drunk at the time, according to the summons.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were issued summonses on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia Friday in the 1100 block of Colorado Avenue.

■ Someone caused more than $1,000 worth of property damage Sunday in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue.

■ Someone entered a vehicle by force Saturday in the 1300 block of Chipeta Avenue and stole items from the vehicle, causing a loss of less than $2,000.

■ Someone entered a vehicle by force Saturday in the 800 block of Kennedy Avenue and stole items from the vehicle, causing a loss of less than $2,000.

■ Someone caused less than $100 worth of damage to a vehicle Saturday in the 900 block of Hill Avenue.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ A sex offender was late for annual sex offender registration. He filled out the registration Monday.

■ A Mesa County resident reported Monday his debit card information was used to make a fraudulent purchase in California.


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